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Windows 7: important! questions on authencity of various HDD monitor software?

10 Jan 2013   #1
dare2winnn

Windows Ultimate 64 bits. AMD RADEON 1 GB
 
 
important! questions on authencity of various HDD monitor software?

hi i have just formatted my hard drive several times and scared to loose the life of my hard disk so some one suggested to me to use hard disk monitoring software so i downloaded any one from and used to see the life of HDD and it showed everything fine and more surprisingly it showed the "estimated life" too. so i wanted to know that the info shown by the software is true ? to what level ? like it showing health,temperature,surface test.etc

so what info may be correct and what is just a hypothetical? if any hard disk monitoring software is there which gives me the real information of HDD then please suggest cause i am ready to purchase....

regards to helping hands


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10 Jan 2013   #2
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

posting the name of the software would be useful.

My personal experience, is that HDDs don't have an "estimated" life. They can run for 5+ years nonstop or fail after one week. And when they fail, they can do it with little notice. Even same brand.
Normal quality ones should generally outlast the device they are in. A little percentage fails though.

The only way is to make backups of your important data, and if you can, image the system disk regularly, so if the HDD fails you can write that image on a new disk and keep living.
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10 Jan 2013   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Yes Bob would be handy to know if it is a SSD or spinner and brand too
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11 Jan 2013   #4
dare2winnn

Windows Ultimate 64 bits. AMD RADEON 1 GB
 
 

I have dell inspiron 4110 14r. so i have no idea wht type of hdd it has.it has been 1 year that i purchased it.any software plz
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11 Jan 2013   #5
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

ok, how is called the "hard disk monitoring software" you downloaded? Some are good some are scams.

Anyway, as I said, HDD can fail anytime and with little warning, so what any software says is of academic use at most.
It's rare, but possible. If you are worried about your data being lost, buy an external drive and do backups on it.
A backup is a copy of the data you have on your laptop's own drive, it's better a disk image, which is a very precise copy of everything on the drive ready to be written on another drive, or a clone, which is an exact copy of the drive.
If it fails you can replace the drive in your laptop, and the data on the external drive will be safe and ready to be copied back on the new drive.

It is the only way to be 100% safe if on a laptop.
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11 Jan 2013   #6
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
I have dell inspiron 4110 14r. so i have no idea wht type of hdd it has.it has been 1 year that i purchased it.any software plz
Well mate you can do two things 1 take it out and look at the device quote what is on the labels and 2 download Speccy and it will show us what it is


http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download
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14 Jan 2013   #7
dare2winnn

Windows Ultimate 64 bits. AMD RADEON 1 GB
 
 

i have downloaded and installed and found this but couldnt gather the idea so please have a look and please tell me about the hdd that i have and also mention if any problems are there
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dare2winnn View Post
I have dell inspiron 4110 14r. so i have no idea wht type of hdd it has.it has been 1 year that i purchased it.any software plz
Well mate you can do two things 1 take it out and look at the device quote what is on the labels and 2 download Speccy and it will show us what it is


http://www.piriform.com/speccy/download


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14 Jan 2013   #8
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Maybe worth a run with this dare2win WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor and see what comes up mate.
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14 Jan 2013   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mcgarmary View Post
Yes Bob would be handy to know if it is a SSD or spinner and brand too
Hey Mac it is a spinner mate as the number in the Speccy readout shows up.

Personally I don't like WD stuff I prefer Seagates but that is bedsides the point the fact is that it is not right and needs checking.
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16 Jan 2013   #10
dare2winnn

Windows Ultimate 64 bits. AMD RADEON 1 GB
 
 

didnt run after installation. may be due to my windows is 64 bits,,,,,
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Maybe worth a run with this dare2win WD Support / Downloads / SATA & SAS / WD VelociRaptor and see what comes up mate.
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